Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Worst Story I Have Ever Written

He blamed his family, his upbringing.

How could he possibly live up. His oldest brother was a famous Sergeant known throughout the world. The attention was stifling.

To make it worse, there was also a famous Doctor in the family. All of that money, power, and luck concentrated in a single family proved almost too much to bear. Lightning had struck twice in the family, would it strike again.

He definitely saw it in his little sister. She was nicknamed Red because of her fiery personality, and many people avoided her. Even the ones who liked her had to admit she was a cultivated taste, a little outside the bell curve of appreciation.

His birth name was Fred, but because he was the black sheep of the family, he gained the nickname Black.

Black Pepper.

And he was wanted with assault.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2010!

I am pretty sure I won't get back to the ol' blog until after the first of the year. So I thought I would break the internet in half with the sheer cuteness of this picture.

Hope everyone has a happy holiday season!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Some web comics I like

There are two. One is Ferocious Introvert.

Seriously, this comic about the grilled cheese shame spiral is sublimely wonderful. Some really good stuff there.

The other one is Hark! A Vagrant. The Dracula comics made me laugh so hard, especially these two:

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 30 of 30 - Blogger's Choice

Long Way Home by Tom Waits

Well I stumbled in the darkness,
I'm lost and alone
Though I said I'd go before us
And show the way back home
There a light up ahead
I can't hold onto her arm
Forgive me pretty baby but I always take the long way home

Money's just something you throw
Off the back of a train
Got a head full of lightning
A hat full of rain
And I know that I said
I'd never do it again
And I love you pretty baby but I always take the long way home

I put food on the table
And roof overhead
But I'd trade it all tomorrow
For the highway instead
Watch your back if I should tell you
Love's the only thing I've ever known
One thing for sure pretty baby I always take the long way home

You know I love you baby
More than the whole wide world
You are my woman
I know you are my pearl
Let's go out past the party lights
Where we can finally be alone
Come with me and we can take the long way home
Come with me, together we can take the long way home
Come with me, together we can take the long way home

Friday, October 29, 2010

Day 29 of 30 - Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days

I hope to live another year. Life is pretty good right now, and I always get a little nervous and neurotic when I am too fortunate for too long. Hopefully, I can just work through the nerves and enjoy being happy.

I want to be a good father to the Little Peach Pie in my life.

I want to finish the many many many sequels to my book I have sketched out.

I would like to make a short film, or have one of my scripts optioned or made into a film of some sort.

I would like to be in a place where I indeed have Too Much Time on My Hands so I can write an occasional blog entry.

I think that is enough for now.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Day 28 of 30 - This year, in great detail

December 21st, 2009 - Margaret is born.

January and February - On paternity leave while taking care of the new baby. Take many pictures.

March - Go back to work. Get on a plane to California. Get elected to the board of the Dallas Screenwriters

April - Finish California assignment. Get a work from home assignment.

May - Finish a work from home assignment.

June - Back in California.

July - Going to Canada for work. Swim lessons with the kiddo begin.

August - Have interest expressed in one of my web series pitches. A producer and I have a series of phone calls and emails about this. A completely different producer expresses interest in a feature film pitch I sent her, and asks me to send her a copy of the completed script. However, I don't have a script, just the pitch. So I focus on writing the script.

September - Back in California for work. Do a lot of writing. Do some job interviewing, with mixed results.

October - Resign from my travel job in favor of a non-travel job. Take my kiddo to swim lessons. Finish that script from August, but the producer who showed interest has moved on. I now have a script for sale for any interested parties, and it is AWESOME! Also, in October, I completed a blog challenge.